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Lotto Ticket Tree

10 Oct

Two weekends ago I attened one of my favorite charity events of the year: the annual Cystic Fibrosis Wine Opener! The past two years I’ve been involved in helping with the planning as well which has been a great experience. Anyway, every year they have a silent auction and the past two years I’ve volunteered to make something I saw online (honestly can’t remember where); a lotto ticket tree! This is an easy and fun auction item that anyone can do. Here are the step by steps:

Materials needed:

  • Some kind of small tree or branches with a stand
  • Ribbon
  • Lotto tickets (get a variety of sizes and colors)
  • Siccisors, hot glue gun

    Materials needed

Step 1: Cut lengths of string (as seen above) and punch holes in the tickets. Make sure not to disrupt any of the numbers or codes or anything on them.

Step 2: (This is a hard one) Put string thru hole, tie, and place on tree.

This year I thought it’d be cute to put penny’s on it as well. I just used hot glue and the ribbon and stung them on up as well. Here’s how it turned out:

Final Tree

Tree Close Up

 All and all this was an amazing success and I think everyone had a blast; I know we did! Thanks to all who support this amazing organization and we hope to see you all there next year too. For more great events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gateway Chapter check out their website here: http://www.cff.org/Chapters/gateway/

Hope this gets you inspired!